L'Hetre, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon AC 75cl

L'Hetre, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon AC 75cl

Nimi: L'Hetre, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon AC 75cl

Riik/regioon: Prantsusmaa, Bordeaux, Libourne

Tootja: L'Hetre - Anne & Jacques Thienpont

Aastakäik: 2016

Mari: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Alkoholisisaldus: 14,5% vol.

Tootekood: 678

Hinnaklass: €€

Jacques Thienpont (Château Le Pin omanik) ostis 2016 aastal väikese veinimaja Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux's nimega Château Goubeau.

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux on kohe St. Emilioni naaber idas ja paikneb suuresti samal lubjakivi platool nagu St. Emilion. Nende kahe piirkonna (terroiri) sarnasuse tõttu on ka paljud Bordeaux tippmõisad (nagu näiteks: Château Pavie, Château Canon La Gaffeliere, Château Beau-Sejour Becot) just Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux'sse viimase dekaadi jooksul omale mõne valduse seotanud.

Jacques pani veinimõisale uue nime - L'Hêtre - mis tõlkes tähendab pöögipuud. Valdused on vaid 10 hektari suurused ja veinipuude keskmine vanus on 40 aastat. Veinimaja on 2012. aastast orgaaniline.

Vein on valmistatud 95% Merlot ja 5% Cabernet Franc viinamarjadest. Kääritamine toimub betoonmahutites. Vein laagerdub kokku 15 kuud tammevaatides, millest 50% uutes Prantsuse taamevaatides ja 50% ühe aasta vanustes vaatides. Kuna valdus on väike, siis ka kogused on kahjuks väga limiteeritud.

"Rich in blackcurrant fruit with a savoury dark glow to make it more than just fruit. Just a touch of smoky char even though the oak is well in the background, a seductive fruit sweetness. On the palate, this is beautifully balanced, the alcohol perfectly integrated in the tannic structure and fruit core with a fresh tang that runs through the middle. There's a cool fluidity to it even with its depth and length. Fine, dry, lingering and savoury aftertaste. Impressive first vintage with a promising future in the bottle. I opened this on a Sunday evening and it was still tasting fresh and vibrant four days later. This is a very classy wine, and the tannins tell you everything: fine, definite, building in the mouth but in perfect balance with the fruit and freshness. Blue-blooded Castillon. I think it will benefit from at least another year in the bottle and should age well until at least its tenth birthday, and probably a lot longer, though this depends on your personal preference. Catch it while you can." - Jancis Robinson

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